The Catholic church has banned Ejike Mbaka, Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministries Enugu Nigeria (AMEN), from commenting on partisan politics.
Catholic Bishop of Enugu Diocese, Callistus Onaga, in a letter to the priest also converted the adoration ministry to chaplaincy.
Following the development, Mbaka will no longer solely oversee the activities of the ministry as its spiritual director, as making it chaplaincy, brings it under the control of the Enugu Diocese and gives the bishop the power to appoint a chaplain to oversee its operations.
The bishop further stated that he can appoint any ministerial officer “to assist the chaplains to oversee the pastoral activities of the ministry.”
These directives were announced following Mbaka’s resumption to church activities of the ministry which was suspended following his one-month private retreat.